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Taiko Drumming / Kagami Biraki Celebration

Come break mochi with us and celebrate by making a LOT of noise! This is the third visit from James Barrow of Taiko West to our dojo to lead a Taiko Drumming workshop. James is the only Taiko teacher in the UK to have been awarded Menkyo Kaiden (license of total transmission) from a Japanese teacher.

We will have some sessions for the younger kids and families and then afterwards it's the adults turn (any kids not worn out can join in too).

In Japan, mochi was traditionally made at home, but most families today buy it ready-made. Over the holidays, a pair of round mochi (kagami mochi) the size of small plates -- one a little larger than the other -- is stacked on a stand and placed in a household Shinto or Buddhist altar or tokonoma as an offering to the deities that visit on New Year's. 

If you've never eaten Mochi - it's delicious! There'll also be Pulled Pork and a vegetarian offering too.

Kids - £10, Adults £20, Family Tickets £40.

Earlier Event: October 8
Mike Sigman in the UK
Later Event: February 25
6H in Aikido Teachers Workshop